The tune that changed the American songbook.
Coming up on today's show:
- On Thursday, President Trump announced that the United States would pull out from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, a decision that could have far reaching diplomatic and economic ramifications for America and the world. Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001 and EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, analyzes the White House's position.
- How do multinational corporate entities like energy and chemical companies plan to move forward with their own sustainability policies in the wake of the president’s announcement? Alice Korngold, president of Korngold Consulting, who advises companies like Dow Chemical and Johnson Controls, answers.
- Shootings and an explosion erupted at a casino resort in Manila on Thursday, and fears of a terror attack were rampant as Filipino troops have continued to battle ISIS in the south of the country since May 23. The attack comes as President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao last week. Aurora Almendral, a reporter and radio producer based in Manilla, has the details.
- On Wednesday afternoon ahead of the NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James addressed explained that a racial slur was spray painted on the front gates of his home in Los Angeles. James said the vandalism illustrated the difficulties black people face in America, and presented another opportunity to discuss issues of racism in the U.S. Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of "The Edge of Sports" podcast, weighs in.
- Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and The Takeaway, reviews the big new releases hitting the box office this weekend, including the animated children's film "Captain Underpants," and the big-budget action movie "Wonder Woman."
- Dr. Elizabeth Ford, the chief of psychiatry for New York City Correctional Health Services, has spent years treating patients at Bellevue and on Rikers Island, which houses more than 1,000 people with serious mental illness. Dr. Ford explores the challenges facing America's psychiatric infrastructure, and what patients have taught her about health care and the criminal justice system.
- It's been 100 years since the first piece of commercial jazz was recorded by The Original Dixieland Jazzband. John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, talks to contemporary trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah about how these earlier records were received.